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Right fielder Smith exits in 4th inning vs. Miami

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MIAMI -- Mallex Smith exited the Rays' 9-6 win over the Marlins Tuesday night in the middle of the fourth inning after he missed a sign from third-base coach Matt Quatraro.

Smith singled in the top of the fourth, and he got forced out at second on an inning-ending double-play. The speedy outfielder did not slide and slowed halfway between first and second base.

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MIAMI -- Mallex Smith exited the Rays' 9-6 win over the Marlins Tuesday night in the middle of the fourth inning after he missed a sign from third-base coach Matt Quatraro.

Smith singled in the top of the fourth, and he got forced out at second on an inning-ending double-play. The speedy outfielder did not slide and slowed halfway between first and second base.

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Johnny Field replaced Smith in right field.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Tampa Bay Rays, Mallex Smith